Top 12 of 2012

I have been MIA for a little while.  Sorry.  I was so busy with school and work and I just let the blog go.  BUT now it is a new year and I hope to come back to blogging on a more consistent basis.  I hope you had a great 2012 and will have an even better 2013!

Number 1- White Tea Blueberry Smoothie

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Number 2- Slow-Roasted Turkey Breast

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Number 3- Spicy Grilled Cheese

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Number 4- Sage Salvation Tea

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Number 5- Bird Nest Cookies

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Number 6- Baked Breakfast Apples

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Number 7- Thyme Mushroom Quinoa Saute

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Number 8- Chamomile Cupcakes with Honey Glaze

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Number 9- Chicken Chowder

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Number 10- Irish Carrot Potato Soup

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Number 11- Tuna Melt Hot Sandwiches

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Number 12-Breakfast Tart with Garlic, Mushrooms and Bacon

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The Weekly Dish: 10/13/2012

I love this video.  This is Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie talking about the single story.  I just finished reading her collection of short stories, so I really wanted to watch it again.  And then I just had to share it.  I love stories and I love reading books.  This idea of the single story is one reason why I try so hard to read a really diverse assortment of books.  No one can be squished into a single story- no person, no country.  We are all too complicated.  I hope you enjoy!

Here is the weekly dish!  These are the recipes from this blog for the last week.

Cheese Stuffed Figs with Toasted Walnuts

Roasted Squash with Ricotta and Honey

The Red Coat

Squash Stuffed with Mushrooms, Brown Rice, Pecans and Dried Figs

Here are some recipes from blogs I follow.

Snack

Antioxidant Trail Mix Granola from Baking Serendipity

Side Dish

Roasted Red Potatoes with Smoked Paprika from Aggie’s Kitchen

Main Dish

Beer Cheese Soup from Ezra Pound Cake

Baked Chipotle Ranch Chicken Taquitos from Confections of a Foodie Bride

Desserts

Pear Apple Cobbler from MJ’s Kitchen

Spiked S’mores Pie from Sprinkle Bakes

Drinks

Chocolate Coffee Shakerato from bell’alimento

The Weekly Dish: 10/5/2012

It’s Banned Book Week!  Here is a list of the 10 most challenged titles of 2011.  Go read one!  Also, here is a wonderful video about censorship.

The Weekly Dish- here are recipes published on this blog from the past week.

Honey Macaroons

Sweet and Spicy Mushroom Stir Fry

Goat Cheese Penne Alfredo

Here are recipes from blogs I follow for the past week.

Side Dish 

Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes from Elephant Eats

Butternut Squash Spiced Rice from Amuse Bouche

Main Dish

Spicy Southwest Pumpkin Soup from A Spicy Perspective

Crusty Chicken Thighs with Mushroom Sauce from Ezra Pound Cake

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup from Cooking Classy

Desserts

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins from Two Tarts

Roasted Banana Ice Cream from the faux martha

Drinks

Hot Apple Pie from Cocktail Remedy

Pumpkin Pie Martini from Noshing with The Nolands

The Weekly Dish: 9/22/2012

This week the weekly dish is brought to you by C. J. Jones!!!  I saw him live this past week.  We were rolling on the floor laughing.  It was so good!

Here is the weekly dish!!  These are recipes from last week on this blog.

Blueberry Butter

Shrimp Tacos

Chocolate Ice Cream with Peanut Butter

Cherry and Lime Gin and Tonic

German Potato Salad

Here are recipes from other blogs I follow.

Breakfast 

Lavender Blueberry Scones from cooking-spree

Snacks

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds from Oh She Glows

Side Dish

Potato Skins from Brown Eyed Baker

Fig Hazelnut and Ricotta Crostinis from spoon fork bacon

Main Dish

Spicy Pappardelle with Sausage and Shiitake from Savory Simple

Dessert

Mocha Mousse from Frugal Feeding

Spiced Pear and Chocolate Handpies from Vintage Kitchen Notes

Simple Pear Pie from The Yellow House

Drinks

Cantaloupe Vodka from Boozed and Infused

Peach Margarita from Spicie Foodie

The Weekly Dish: 8/25/2012

I am feeling a little jazzy today.  Therefore, I leave you with Sarah Vaugh- Lullaby of Birdland.

And now to the weekly dish!  Here are the recipes from this blog for the last week.

Delicious BBQ Ribs

Cinnamon Pecan Coffee Cake

Bloody Marys and Mimosas

Whole-Wheat Waffles

Hash browns

Here are the recipes from blogs I love.

Breakfast

Cappuccino Muffins from Baker Street

Main Dish

Baked Mac and Cheese from Dramatic Pancake

Homemade Corn Dog Bites from Whit’s A Muse Bouche

Drinks

Boozy Peaches and Cream Milkshakes from Savory Simple

Peach Daiquiris with Mint from Rufus’ Food and Spirits Guide

Desserts

Blueberry Limoncello Pie with Sourdough Crust from Cake Duchess

Paletas de Arroz con Leche from Bon Appetempt

Snacks

Kitty Cat Homemade Treats from Cheap Ethnic Eatz